Treatment involves a small number of muscle relaxant injections. These injections are the same as our anti-wrinkle injectables. Essentially, they help weaken the masticatory (chewing) muscles at the side of the jaw to reduce involuntary jaw-grinding without affecting the ability to talk, chew and smile.
The clinical procedure usually takes around 10-20 minutes, with the beneficial effects of the injections usually noticed after two to seven days. The treatment typically alleviates teeth grinding for up to three to six months. However, this is dependent on the dose administered, the individual and how quickly the body naturally metabolises.
In some cases, teeth grinding can lead to a more square looking shaped face. For clients that are conscious of this, in addition to the anti-wrinkle treatment, dermal fillers can also be used to help create a more oval-shaped face and softer-looking appearance.